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Temporary international mobility, Family Timing, Dual Career and family democracy. A case of Swedish medical professionals
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies, Ethnology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0712-0123
2018 (English)In: Migration Letters, ISSN 1741-8984, E-ISSN 1741-8992, Vol. 15, no 1, p. 99-111Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article, based on 43 narrative interviews with Swedish physicians and molecular biologists, discusses family timing and family management as crucial factors in temporary international mobility of highly skilled professionals. In the narratives, the family often created a kind of inertia and complication for a prolonged period of working abroad. The interviewees’ dreams and wishes had to be negotiated with a partner pursuing his/her own career, as well as the rest of the family, and there were also a lot of logistics and practicalities to take care of. However, mobility was also regarded as an amazing opportunity for the whole family to be together and to learn about new cultural and social contexts. In several narratives, the temporary and thus “parenthetic” living abroad influenced the otherwise cherished ideals of dual careers, equal gender contract and a respectful parenthood.

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2018. Vol. 15, no 1, p. 99-111
Keywords [en]
Sweden, medical professionals, highly skilled mobility, family, gender, parenthood
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Ethnology
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Ethnology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-150677ISI: 000430635500008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-150677DiVA, id: diva2:1170116
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What is the use of internationalisation for transfer of knowledge and professional status?Available from: 2018-01-02 Created: 2018-01-02 Last updated: 2018-05-28Bibliographically approved

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